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    Hey all,

    While waiting for my shipment of VFTs I visited a local garden shop and found them selling some kind of Sundews, and I bought one. It's now sitting on my patio in a tray of water. Should I leave it in the pot or repot it, and if so, when is a good time to?

    I also need to find out what species it is, with your help. Here's a picture:


    Any help is appreciated!

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    Looks to me to be D. nidiformis. It should do fine outdoors full time. It will prefer slightly dappled light but will also grow in full sun. Watch out for the heat wave we are having right now though, being your plant is brand new, I would say definately keep it in the shade till we get past this heat.

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    I'm going to dissent and proclaim the dew in question to be a capensis x spat hybrid.

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    Are you sure? Judging by the one I... ahem.. "used" to have, the leaves dont look elongated enough. I could be wrong, the coloration does seem to fit...
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    Ok I'll keep it from the sun for now, but still outdoors.

    Should I trim off the blackened leaves?
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    Hey, hey no more dissention here. Let's nip it in the bud. Gotta agree with you though capensis x spat looks more like it. My nidiformis has longer petioles with more teardrop shaped leaves.

    What garden center carried that one ? Looks like it came from someones own collection. You might want to nose around there again and see what else they have.
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    If it turns out to be D. capensis x spatulata, you might not want to keep it outside at all. When I say "used" to have, thats because I killed mine leaving it outdoors.

    Here is a pic of D. capensis x spatulata. It really doesnt look like the plant in question to me at all. The leaves are much more elongate and not nearly as spoon shaped at the ends.


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    LOL Steve, what happened to the nidiformis? haha!

    My D. nidiformis also has much longer petioles and differently shaped leaves. And fewer of them.

    I actually have a plant that looks identical to this one, and it came unlabeled. It looks much different than nidiformis side by side.

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